About Joseph Borsberry

About Joseph Borsberry

Custody and visitation disputes are stressful.  When facing a life-altering situation, such as a Peoria divorce, a custody battle or seeking visitation with your child, you need an experienced team that knows you, knows the law, and is willing to fight for your rights. We don’t judge you, but represent you zealously as well as who’s important to you.  Our legal team of staff and attorney Joseph M. Borsberry will work with you to develop a plan for success and execute quickly. If necessary, we will be ready to go to court to battle for you. The team of Joseph M. Borsberry and his staff have decades of experience helping people like you.  Please call us today at 309-637-9000.

About Joseph Borsberry

JOSEPH M. BORSBERRY of Borsberry Law Offices PC has been practicing law in Central Illinois for more than 23 years.  He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law and his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Sciences from Illinois State University. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Joseph M. Borsberry concentrates his practice in criminal, juvenile, traffic and family law matters. He has lectured on Illinois family law issues to lawyers and judges at the Peoria County Bars Association, Illinois Central College, Midstate College, and has lectured on self defense issues to women and martial artists at seminars at the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Illinois.

In college, Joseph M. Borsberry was privileged to work for Justice James A. Knecht of the Fourth District Appellate Court as a junior law clerk, where he briefed the Court and drafted appellate court opinions. He also interned for the Consumer Fraud Division of the Illinois Attorney General’s field office in Peoria as a paralegal litigation intern. While at the DePaul University College of Law he edited two books on criminal law and procedure for Professor John F. Decker. As a Rule 711 law student extern, he tried cases for the Cook County Public Defender’s Office at 26th and California in Chicago, Illinois.

Joseph M. Borsberry has been appointed several times as  a guardian ad litem for children, and has served as an Assistant Public Defender in Peoria County and Stark County, as well as served as a federal CJA panel attorney in federal courts. He has volunteered time to Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Prairie State Legal Services, the Peoria County Public Defender’s Office, and the Peoria Push Women’s Roller Derby team. He enjoys surfing, marksmanship, skiing, scuba diving, and motorcycle racing.

Contact us

The team of Joseph M. Borsberry and his staff have years of experience helping people like you.  Please call us today at 309-637-9000. We are proud to serve Peoria, East Peoria, Pekin, IL, and surrounding communities.

Our Services 

We offer free initial consultations and  reasonable rates for our services. We have an experienced team of understanding and responsive staff.  We handle divorce, custody, and visitation cases in Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, and surrounding counties, and have handled cases throughout Illinois in federal and state trial and appellate courts, all the way to the United States Supreme Court. 

  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Custody Law
  • Visitation Law
  • Order of Protection
  • Criminal Defense
  • DCFS
  • Juvenile Law